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To worry about a future pregnancy after tubes clamped

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Takiwatanga · 12/10/2018 21:39

I had tubes clamped 3 years ago, after a difficult second pregnancy and labor.

However I have since heard removal of the tube is now favorable as clamping isn't as effective as they'd hoped 🙄🙏😥

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Takiwatanga · 13/10/2018 07:15

Anyone have any experience of this, please

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PookieDo · 13/10/2018 07:21

I had mine clamped and not pregnant yet! Sorry if not helpful Grin

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imip · 13/10/2018 07:24

There is a big danger of eptopic pregnancy if you fall pregnant after a tube tie. And it’s more likely to fail if you had it done during a c section as your Fallopian tubes are engorged. But while I’ve heard if pregnancies after s tube tie, if you really wanted a baby, I’d be exploring IVF or a reversal.

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GoatWithACoat · 13/10/2018 07:32

I had a sterilisation reversal after clamping. I had three subsequent pregnancies. One eptopic and two live births. One birth was when I was using contraception in the form of depo vera. So while the risk of eptopic are higher, the removal of clamps certainly doesn’t always reduce fertility (I also only had one Fallopian tube when I accidentally fell pregnant). However, I’m not sure if you are just having the clamps removed or having the tubes repaired?

Eptopic pregnancy is your biggest risk in any event.

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scaevola · 13/10/2018 07:37

Yes, clips can wander, and the 'fail' rate (according to FPA) is 1:200 (that means for 200 couples using only this method for a year, one surprise pregnancy would be expected)

You could continue to use additional contraception if you do not feel secure - most people don't as the only methods with greater realiability are mirena or vasectomy.

And yes, ectopic pregnancy is more common, so worth knowIng the symptoms

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Takiwatanga · 13/10/2018 08:31

Thanks all. We don't want another child. I may consider another form of contraception on top, but none agree with me.

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imip · 13/10/2018 10:42

I was told that dh should have a vasectomy if we wanted to be sure. It came from the consultant obstetrician.

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Takiwatanga · 13/10/2018 14:01

Imip... Oh really!? 😲

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PookieDo · 13/10/2018 14:02

This has made me anxious myself now! My gynae didn’t tell me any of this

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imip · 13/10/2018 14:45

I think it was because the failure rate is comparatively higher if the procedure is performed during a c section. I haven’t fallen pregnant in 6 years, though to be fair, I am 47!

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Takiwatanga · 13/10/2018 15:43

Thanks, imip

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Darkstar4855 · 13/10/2018 16:05

Failure rate of vasectomy is 1:2000 compared to 1:200 for female sterilisation i.e. ten times less likely to fail.

You could consider vasectomy for your partner if you wanted extra safety - the chances of both together failing must be exceedingly low!

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Takiwatanga · 13/10/2018 16:12

I may have to ask him, darkstar

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